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Zilean in the border between Urtistan and Shurima

Urtistan was once a large city located behind the Great Barrier, south of Demacia, and west of Shurima.


There are few dwellers, let alone champions, residing in the blasted and dangerous lands that lie south of the Great Barrier. Much of that world still bears the scars of past Rune Wars. Nothing shows this better than the ruins of Urtistan. Once a great and prosperous utopia, now reduced to nothing but stone and dirt, and the Clock Tower where Zilean Zilean used to take residence.

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Zilean, the Chronokeeper

The Chronokeeper

Being obsessed with time, it was only fitting that he dwelled in the city's Clock Tower. As the havoc of the war neared his home, Zilean Zilean experimented with powerful temporal magic to divine all possible futures, hoping to discover a peaceful solution. But Zilean's enchantments affected his perception of the passage of time, and he was in a contemplative stasis when Urtistan was set upon by an entire phalanx of dark summoner-knights of unknown affiliation. By the time he realized his error, Urtistan was nothing more than smoldering debris. The summoners who were responsible for its destruction had wisely left the Clock Tower unharmed, both to avoid drawing Zilean's attention and to torment him for his oversight.

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Chrono magic stops a Battle at Kalamanda

Zilean Zilean barely had time to grieve the momentous loss before he learned that his dangerous research had a cruel side effect: chrono-displasia. This mystical disease granted him immortality, but detached his consciousness from its anchor in the present time. He now mentally drifts through time, from any point he has already lived to the present, unable to impact the events which unfold. The most torturous aspect of this curse is that Zilean sometimes experiences Urtistan as it once was and the rest of the time resides in its lonely ruins. Only the powerful summoning magic employed by members of the League of Legends has been able to treat this condition, and Zilean has joined in hopes of finding a cure, and thereafter a way to save his people.

The Clock Tower

While wandering across southern Valoran, Vel'Koz Vel'Koz and his fellow void "companions" stumbled upon the Ruins of Urtistan. Fascinated, Vel'Koz deconstructs one of the ruins and analyzes them, discovering that place once held powerful magics. He ventures within the Clock Tower to discover numerous, highly advanced technology within, the likes of which even he himself has never seen. Analyzing the tower, he infers that the Urtistanians were able to manipulate time, a power that only Zilean, an Urtistanian, could use, and that the owner has only recently left. Now obsessed with this knowledge, he sets out to find its owner. Not before destroying his companions.


  • According to Vel'Koz Vel'Koz, Zilean's Zilean's Clock Tower holds powerful magic and highly advanced technology. This is the reason why their city was attacked.
  • The city's name resembles Old Persian ubarta "well-borne> well-esteemed" or umartiya "with good people" [1], cleft onto toponymic suffix -stan.

Affiliated Champions

Champion Ties
Zilean, the Chronokeeper Zilean, the Chronokeeper Birthplace, last survivor.

Other Related Champions

Champion Ties
Vel'Koz, the Eye of the Void Vel'Koz, the Eye of the Void Discovered numerous samples of advanced technology within the Clock Tower. Is looking for Zilean Zilean.
  1. H. C. Tolman, Ancient Persian Lexicon, p. 77